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Press Release 

May 17, 2012


CEMA Launches New Oil Sands Bibliography


Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) has completed a major upgrade to its website allowing simpler and easier access to over 1600 technical and policy documents. CEMA partnered with the Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN) to create the new Oil Sands Environmental Management Bibliography.


This bibliography includes documents relevant to environmental management of oil sands developments in Alberta. The majority of the documents focus on the mineable oil sands in the Athabasca deposit, though some documents relate to in-situ developments. The bibliography will be continuously updated.


“There is a large and growing literature on oil sands reclamation and related disciplines. OSRIN identified a need to make it publicly available in an online, searchable bibliography of current and historical references” stated Chris Powter, OSRIN Executive Director. “Access to historical information will allow researchers to focus on key issues, or components of previous studies that were not explored.”


“One of CEMA’s main goals is transparency and open access to our world class research. We achieve this through our extensive website which provides access to our research database and bibliography for all to use” added Glen Semenchuk, CEMA Executive Director. “We have an excellent working relationship with OSRIN and look forward to future joint ventures similar to this new bibliography.”


OSRIN is an independent organization operating within the School of Energy and the Environment at the University of Alberta. OSRIN aims to be the destination of choice for those seeking reliable information related to mineable oil sands.


CEMA is a multi-stakeholder society that is a key advisor to the provincial and federal governments committed to respectful, inclusive dialogue to make recommendations to manage the cumulative environmental effects of regional development on air, land, water and biodiversity.


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